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Online Cheese

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Some new Wiha goodness!
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:11 PM »
OK...so with all this chatter about Wera goodness and the flip-flopping between Wera & Wiha branding, I decided that Wiha deserved its own billboard. I recently purchased some Wiha stuff and received this “church key”. It will not supplant the Alessi one but it’s still pretty cool when sucking down beers as opposed to sucking down grappa.  [eek]
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 12:58 AM by Cheese »

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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 11:52 PM »
OK...so with all this chatter about Wera goodness and the flip-flopping between Wera & Wiha branding

I resemble that remark!   ;D
Joe Adams
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 08:07 PM »
I have officially jumped off the Wera bandwagon and joined the Wiha bandwagon.

I briefly toyed with the PB Swiss bandwagon but abandoned it because they do not offer square drive screwdrivers - just bits.

So with today's tip from @yetihunter about Wiha's flash sale, I bought a 20 piece set of Wiha SoftFinish screwdrivers which covers Slotted, Phillips, Torx, PoziDriv, and Square (Model 30299).

I then went over to eBay and used their 15% promotion code (PRIMOSALE) to add a matching #3 Phillips to the set (Model 31120) as well as buy a six piece insulated set (Model 35890).

I also considered the Wiha 3K Ergo series but spoke with technical support and the black tips are not as durable.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 08:10 PM by deepcreek »
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 08:38 PM »
Noice!

I’d share a picture of one of the Gedore bottle openers but I lost them.
It’s ok, they were actually too thick to open a bottle. :0

Offline Runhard

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 11:21 PM »
Edit: Sorry, I posted in the wrong thread. I didn’t realize that there was a Wera topic.
 @SRSemenza @Peter Halle Please delete if you see fit.

I have mostly Wera but I recently bought some Wiha electrical tools.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 11:41 PM by Runhard »
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Online Cheese

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 11:31 PM »
I have mostly Wera but I recently bought some Wiha electrical tools.

Ya well it’s plainly evident why you switched to Wiha...Wera no longer has any inventory.  [smile]

Jeezus...and my friends call me obsessive.

Just curious, are those red plastic jaws attached to the Knipex permanent? They almost look like they’re removable.
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Offline Runhard

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 11:43 PM »
I have mostly Wera but I recently bought some Wiha electrical tools.

Ya well it’s plainly evident why you switched to Wiha...Wera no longer has any inventory.  [smile]

Jeezus...and my friends call me obsessive.

Just curious, are those red plastic jaws attached to the Knipex permanent? They almost look like they’re removable.

Actually they are removable.

I bought my maintenance crew at work an $800 electrical tools set from Whia, so I got myself a few things also. Whia has a great assortment of tool sets.
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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 12:04 AM »
Actually they are removable.

I bought my maintenance crew at work an $800 electrical tools set from Whia, so I got myself a few things also. Whia has a great assortment of tool sets.

Curious what model Knipex that is and what they recommend using it for? Possibly for chrome plumbing fittings?

You’re the best boss ever.  [thumbs up]
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 12:59 AM by Cheese »

Offline Runhard

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 12:10 AM »
Actually they are removable.

I bought my maintenance crew at work an $800 electrical tools set from Whia, so I got myself a few things also. Whia has a great assortment of tool sets.

Curious what model Knipex that is and what they recommend using it for? Possibly for chrome plumbing fittings?

You’re the best boss ever.  [thumbs up]

You are correct, it’s to use on chrome plumbing fittings or other fittings that you do not want to damage. Model #81-11-250

To be fare, I use my work budget to buy tools for my crew, but I’m probably still the best boss ever.  8)  I just bought them a SawStop as well.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 12:13 AM by Runhard »
Daniel

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 12:43 AM »

You are correct, it’s to use on chrome plumbing fittings or other fittings that you do not want to damage. Model #81-11-250

To be fare, I use my work budget to buy tools for my crew, but I’m probably still the best boss ever.  8)  I just bought them a SawStop as well.

Sweet...thanks for the info. They seem like they may be a better alternative than a strap wrench. Strap wrenches work well if you have the room, however that doesn’t happen often.

PS. You’re still the Best Boss Ever. That’d be BBE from here on out.  [big grin]
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 12:59 AM by Cheese »

Offline Gerald_D

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 10:11 PM »
Here's what I had arrive today- cannot wait to put them to use!

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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 10:26 PM »
Mine are on the way!
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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 09:45 AM »
Actually they are removable.

I bought my maintenance crew at work an $800 electrical tools set from Whia, so I got myself a few things also. Whia has a great assortment of tool sets.

Curious what model Knipex that is and what they recommend using it for? Possibly for chrome plumbing fittings?

You’re the best boss ever.  [thumbs up]

That's Knipex's 81 11 250 "Siphon Pliers" - you're assumption it's for plumbing is correct.

The tubes and connectors used for siphons here are pretty fragile compared to other tubes/pipes used. They really easily mar, dent, break ... They are also not meant to be tightened with much force, using a regular pipe wrench/ pump pliers is an absolute no go.

The problem is that when you disconnect a "siphon", many people forget to insert new gaskets when they put it back together.

The old ones have been compressed for such a long time that they will not really expand upon disconnecting, thus when re-connecting it will leak. Instead of exchanging the gaskets, they think they can stop the leaking by adding "pressure" -> that's when they reach for the pump pliers, destroy the threads, mar the tubes/pipes ... Sometimes this even works, one last time ... ;)

So the "Siphon-Pliers" are really meant to simply extend you hand when hand-tightening siphons.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Online Cheese

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Thanks for that Oliver...  [thumbs up]

That's a new one for me, never heard of a siphon pliers. That really is a specialty tool.  [smile]

Offline RustE

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 11:04 AM »
...
That's a new one for me, never heard of a siphon pliers.
...

I’ve also seen those called “cannon plug pliers”.  Sadly, this has nothing to do with artillery.  It’s actually a large electrical connector that is very lightly knurled, hence the need for pliers.

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2018, 11:06 AM »
Yes, that's another (main) use outside plumbing for them. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2018, 12:32 PM »
I also am a big fan of Wera. Wera has their own church key  [big grin]



Offline deepcreek

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2018, 12:44 AM »
My new Wiha finally arrived.  Thanks again @yetihunter

I really love the handles.  They seem to fit my hand better than the Wera's but this is very subjective.  "To each his own" as they say.

Each tool is marked Made in Germany.  Probably doesn't matter a bit in practical use but it makes me happy.
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2018, 06:31 PM »
They seem oddly familiar.  [big grin]

Offline deepcreek

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2018, 10:39 PM »
I used the Wiha 8mm slotted today to loosen the screw on the back of my Ligno moisture meter so I could replace the battery.

This is the longest of my Wiha slotted screwdrivers.

I realized it was massive overkill and that I clearly need a Wiha stubby set.

Slippery slope indeed.

Joe Adams
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Offline doug H

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Mine just arrived too.

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2018, 02:51 PM »
Mine just arrived too.


I take it that the entire black surface area on these Wihas is a grippy material?


Also , Doug, I have one of those "super stubby" Craftsman drivers that is in your picture. One of my old favorites for stuck painted over screws that I run into on old houses.  [thumbs up]


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Offline Len C

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Wiha is having a 20 percent off sale on their website, may or may not be better than your regular wiha supplier.

https://mailchi.mp/wihatools.com/tool-fanatics-rejoice?e=ed4b5d0e24
code is
 WW20OFF

Sale ends 7/22/2018 at 11:59 PM CST.

Offline doug H

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Re: Some new Wiha goodness!
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2018, 03:19 PM »
Yes, the black area is the grippy material. I have had some of the Wiha electrical screwdrivers for years and really like them.

I have had that Craftsman forever. I think it came with the original set I bought in the 80's. They all still work but are getting corroded on the shafts.